Trailing in the third position after his first five jumps, way behind Haryana's Bhupender Singh (7.30m) and Kerala's R Sajan (7.29m), he stunned the field with his gravity-defying jump for a sensational finish to the event.
Carl Lewis takes dig at Usain Bolt, says too much focus on one individual had hindered growth of athletics
The last decade in world athletics belonged to Usain Bolt but the legendary Carl Lewis is not happy with the singular focus on the Jamaican showman.
For sprint legend Usain Bolt, his only real competition was the clock. His biggest rival was time itself
Bolt made sprinting look too easy; he eased up at the finish line and still set world records; he was uncatchable and untouchable. I thought it was boring.
PV Sindhu's silver medal is no small consolation for India, which had been shut-out of the medal tally during the first twelve days of the Rio Olympics.
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Usain Bolt is set to be a superstar at the Rio Olympics. If he wins, he will become a better legend, since he is already a Olympic great.
The playing field is never level — which brought us to ask Olympian of the Century Carl Lewis an extremely tough question — should the rules on doping in athletics be relaxed?
It’s the real conundrum, right? Whether you’re an athlete, footballer, cricketer, rugby player, tennis player or a basketball player — the one thing that sportspersons are always pushing themselves to get is fast.
He is both a throwback to the past of real track stars, and a vision of the future with his blistering speed.
The two athletes have never met or spoken before and Milkha was surprised how Lewis found out his Chandigarh number.
He is exactly how I wanted to see myself on screen. Full credit to Rakeysh Mehra for seeing me in Farhan. Many actors, including Akshay Kumar, wanted to play Milkha Singh. But the boy (Farhan) has done 'kamaal', said Milkha Singh.
Carl Lewis's advice to Usain Bolt: "Whether its me or what Micheal Johnson did, we are great champions. We are retired. Its over for us. Don't try to mimic what we did."
Soon after winning gold in the 200 metres at the London Olympics for 100 and 200 titles at back-to-back games, Bolt said he had "lost all respect" for Lewis who was quoted as saying Jamaica's doping controls were not as strong as other countries.
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis chats up with CNN-IBN special correspondent Amrita Tripathi.